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July 7, 2009 11:49:12 PM

Hi All

today i picked up a m2n68-am se2 motherboard (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167433) and an inno3d 8600gt gfx card.

But i cant seem to get the dam thing to work(8600 gfx card that is). downloaded the latest drivers from nvidia and tryed turning the onboard gfx off via bios and device manager, but still nothing. when the card is plugged into the pci-e 16 slot the fan is working but the monitor just stays on standby?

any help would be much appreciated.

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July 8, 2009 12:32:07 AM

Nbull said:
Hi All

today i picked up a m2n68-am se2 motherboard (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167433) and an inno3d 8600gt gfx card.

But i cant seem to get the dam thing to work(8600 gfx card that is). downloaded the latest drivers from nvidia and tryed turning the onboard gfx off via bios and device manager, but still nothing. when the card is plugged into the pci-e 16 slot the fan is working but the monitor just stays on standby?

any help would be much appreciated.


does your onboard work?

It your power supply in good or bad condition(how old is it, is it cheap or of good quality) at least 350 watts?

do you hear ne beeping when you start the computer?

are your power connectors plugged into the GFX card?

try a new DVI or VGA cable

hope this helps, plz update

Uber :D 
July 8, 2009 12:43:09 AM

thanks for the fast response.

The psu is new, 500w

when the 8600gt is plugged in, it beeps several times but nothing happens, screen stays on standby

Not sure about power connectors? never had them plugged in before?

machine is working as im on it atm, but with crappy onboard gfx :( 



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July 8, 2009 12:44:30 AM

i also tryed my old 8400GS and that did excatly the same. monitor just stayed on standby.
July 8, 2009 12:48:17 PM

Nbull said:
i also tryed my old 8400GS and that did excatly the same. monitor just stayed on standby.


do those cards work in ne other computer

Several beeps mean a video or power problem nad your 500 is plenty to power a 8600 GT(my 550 powers my 260 GTX full load)

Idk y but try one stick of RAM, i had a similar problem and it turned out that a RAM stick was bad(i too had several beeps)

If that fails, try a new PSU, that one may be defective and not juice your PCI video enough to get signal to the monitor

Uber :D 

quick edit- if that paticualr stick of RAM doesnt work, try different sticks :D 
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